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Adding a display to Raspberry Pi just got simpler

Adding a display to a Raspberry Pi board just got a little simpler with a 2.4-inch, 320 x 240 pixel display with resistive touch that plugs directly on top of a Raspberry Pi. The Raspberry Pi’s primary output is normally sent to the HDMI or Composite output…

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Watch out Arduino, designer turns BeagleBone into a tiny IoT module

In the world of out-of-the-box design platforms open-source distributions are king. Raspberry Pi may be grabbing the headlines and Arduino board may be developing a big following, but arguably the blueprint for the embedded design platform was created by TI’s BeagleBoard and BeagleBone boards. Now…

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Do you want to design a Raspberry Pi robot?

Pi Wars 2015, the annual Raspberry Pi-based robot design contest is looking for contestants. The competition, which is the brainchild of Tim Richardson ‏@Geeky_Tim, will be held at the Cambridge Computer Laboratory (William Gates Building) on 5th December. Teams of students and makers will be invited to design a…

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Adafruit may get Mouser and Raspberry Pi together

Mouser Electronics’ distribution deal with Adafruit is intriguing. Adafruit is a supplier to the maker community specialising is open-source hardware and software. Its main business is as a distributor of development boards but it also designs its own design modules and it is these which Mouser will be selling…

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RS sells tiny Arduino board with Wi-Fi

RS Components has added the Arduino Yun Mini to the range of open-source electronics development and prototyping boards it sells. The Arduino Yun Mini is a smaller redesign of the Arduino Yun Wi-Fi microcontroller board so that it can be used for prototyping products requiring a Wi-Fi…

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Raspberry Pi games console gets retro case

We have seen Raspberry Pi computers used to run video gaming emulators. But now we are intrigued to see one maker/developer go one step further and create a complete Raspberry Pi-based retro game console. Maker from the Netherlands, who goes by the name TheDanielSpies has 3D-printed a…

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Building block embedded platform available at Amazon

Amazon is fast becoming an important market place for embedded computer platforms such as Raspberry Pi and Arduino. Now, littleBits, the embedded computing platform which is constructed from electronic building blocks, can be bought in the UK on Amazon. littleBits has created the open source design platform of electronic modules…

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Raspberry Pi makes IoT happen in the home

A developer in Australia has demonstrated a real-world application of IoT which is topical right now –  a Raspberry Pi module which closes the blinds and turns the aircon up. The Raspberry Pi has been setup by Chris Rieger to connect wirelessly to the network, and a web interface is…

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